This year, my Mom (Kim), sister (Nicki), sister-in-law (Shay), and I have devised a challenge system. Taking turns every 2 weeks, we issue each other a new challenge. These challenges are ways to better ourselves. The first challenge of the year was issued by Mom, and was texted to each of us. The next will be from me, then Nicki, then Shay, and it will start over. The challenges will be listed below with the active challenge in bold. If you’d like to participate or have suggestions for challenges, just leave a comment! Also, feel free to leave comments regarding what you are doing, any accomplishments, or struggles you are facing. We want to be able to encourage and support each other throughout the year!
Our first Challenge girls: There are 96 ten minutes in the approximately 16 hours we are awake each day. Lets dedicate at least one of them to the Lord. Quiet time alone praying, giving thanks, reading the Bible. (You all have one.) I started off today in the book of Hebrews 1, 2, and 3. Feels great! Love you all!
Okay guys, our first challenge was meant to strengthen our faith, so our second challenge is to start strengthening our bodies. We’re starting small so there are no excuses. For 15 minutes a day, I want you to do some sort of movement…work out, yoga, stretching…something.
Really been thinking a lot about the challenge and I have decided that we could all be a little more mindful of what we put into our bodies. So back to the basics we go! Our challenge is to drink at least 32 oz. of water a day…that is only 2 water bottles a day and only half of the recommended amount. If you already drink that much, you should try to drink more than that!!! Love you all!!!
What better way to show love then starting with yourself? It seems like so often people have problems expressing themselves. I believe this is because you can’t truly show love unless you love yourself. Our newest challenge is to take a minute each day to write something you like about yourself. It doesn’t have to be made public, but try and keep all of them together so they are easy to look back on when you are feeling down.
Whether you participate in Lent or not, giving up something that is not beneficial to your life is a good thing, so here’s the new challenge… Give up something that is not good for you for 2 weeks…candy, tv, secular music, etc. Whatever works for you!